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Saturday, September 10, 2011
Rapid Reaction: White Sox 7, Indians 3

By Sahadev Sharma



CHICAGO -- A quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 7-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field.

How it happened: The White Sox stranded 15 baserunners in the first nine innings, leaving the bases loaded four times, but they finally came through in the 10th inning when Alex Rios hit a game-winning grand slam. The Indians’ Shelly Duncan hurt the White Sox, going 2-for-4 and scoring two runs. His home run in the seventh tied the game at three.

What it means: Phil Humber made his second straight solid start (6 IP, 2 ER, 7 K, 0 BB) since returning from the DL. With some potential holes in next season’s rotation, the White Sox would love a strong finish from Humber to give them a little confidence that his impressive early part of the season wasn't a mirage.

Outside the box: Jake Peavy will be shut down for the remainder of the season. Peavy had a 4.92 ERA in 19 appearances (18 starts) after returning from surgery to reattach his lattisimus dorsi muscle. He was hopeful that a healthy offseason would lead to a much stronger performance in 2012.

What’s next: Zach Stewart (2-3, 4.56) returns to the mound after tossing seven perfect innings in his last start. Ubaldo Jimenez pitches for the Indians as the White Sox wrap up a four-game set with Cleveland on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field at 1:10 p.m.